I’ve been putting off writing this review for quite a while because there are so many reviews on vaginal balls and I’m just not sure what to say. Also, being my first kegel exerciser, I’m not experienced enough to provide the insight that some reviewers have. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to review them and give you my opinion, however inexperienced it may be.
I had been looking for kegel exercisers for quite some time because my pelvic floor muscles are exceptionally weak. I can’t flex and hold them for any time at all, not to mention the 3 grueling seconds mentioned in many kegel exercise regimens. I chose the Fun Factory Smartballs teneouno for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they’re silicone, so they’re superior to the old Smartballs and other vaginal ball exercisers. I like that they can be sanitized, although since it’s just me using them, I doubt this will be something I’ll do. Secondly, in the teneouno there is just one vaginal ball. I’d heard that the original balls were too long for some people’s anatomy; I wasn’t sure if my anatomy was shorter, but I wasn’t going to take a chance on buying something I potentially couldn’t use.
Upon insertion they’re pretty damn comfortable. My vagina didn’t start bitching about something not being right in there, so I’m taking that as a good sign. It actually is just like when I put in my Diva Cup, comfortable as hell and I can barely feel it. However, the not feeling it really is also the part I’m disappointed in.
Smartballs are meant to be stimulating, at least mildly, while being worn and walking around. The teneouno, although very nice, is not very stimulating at all. I wasn’t expecting it to be like having a Hitachi in my vagina, but I wanted them to be felt. I’m assuming the teneoduo or the original Smartballs would have more of this effect.
Removal is something with which beginning users may have trouble. Although there is a silicone retrieval string, it is very thin and I am afraid putting too much pressure on it may cause it to snap. Therefore, it’s best to bear down and push the ball out of your vagina until you can get a grip on the base of the strings to help it out. This should sound very familiar is you use a Diva Cup or any menstrual cup – they all have to be pushed out slightly with the vaginal muscles. For those who haven’t had to do this, it’s like pooping only with your vagina instead of your ass.
I haven’t used them enough to notice any strengthening of my PC muscles, but they do give you something to clench while doing your daily kegels. Overall, I would recommend the teneouno if you are looking for some beginning vaginal balls to help you out with your kegel exercises. They’re definitely going to get some use.